Same Shoes, 4 Different Occasions: How to style your favourite casual shoes

Without a doubt, the most common question we get asked by our followers is “What type of shoes should I pack on vacation?”.  After all, shoes can take up a massive amount of room in your luggage, so you have to pack a pair that is not only comfortable but also versatile enough to wear with multiple outfits. At the same time, you don't want to invest in a pair of shoes that are comfy to wear on vacation but look so daggy that you end up banishing them the back of the wardrobe (to gather dust) as soon as you get back home.  So, we begged our friends at Hotter to lend us a pair of their Brooke Shoes, to showcase how the same pair of comfy shoes can be styled for multiple occasions. Here are our 4 looks that will have you covered from the long flight to your destination to lunch with the girls when you get back:

Long flight

What to wear on a plane

For a long flight, we paired the Brooke Shoes with lightweight, loose-fitting, layers. Relaxed layers are perfect for boosting circulation and ensuring optimum comfort throughout your journey. The Brooke shoes work well on a long flight because they are super lightweight and the woven leather design is very breathable. They also provide a far more fashionable alternative to wearing sneakers on the plane. Regardless of which pair of shoes you choose, make sure they are light and breathable.

Exploring a new city

For exploring a new city we have paired the Brooke Shoes with comfortable, yet chic, layers. Make sure you pack shoes with a long-wearing and high-quality sole, which are leather lined for extra breathability and comfort. We added a packable water-resistant jacket, that can be easily folded away and used when required. A small, lightweight, backpack is also perfect for carrying all of your essentials for the day.

Lunch with the girls

For lunch with the girls, we have jazzed up the Brooke Shoes with skinny floral pants and a lightweight neutral trench. Pops of accent colour tie the look together.  The leather outer of the shoes and on-trend weaving finish makes them perfect for dressing up with the right accessories.

Shopping up a storm

For the ultimate shopping spree, we have teamed the Brooke Shoes with distressed denim and a bold statement tee.  Animal print scarf, hobo bag and designer leather cuff pull the look together. Don't be afraid to mix up multiple neutral tones.  In this look, the pebble grey of the shoes has been teamed up with black, tan and beige to create more interest, rather than going for a matchy-matchy look with the accessories.


Your Shoe Checklist:

  • neutral colour, to match easily with all of your outfits
  • leather, to allow dressing up or down
  • lightweight
  • strong, long-wearing sole
  • leather lining for extra breathability